Help is now at hand for 14-24 year olds living in Belfast to get into training and employment.
Belfast City Council’s brand new ‘Belfast Youth Support Programme’ will offer young people individually tailored career support through education, training and employment and provide young people with the support needed to form a career pathway and get the job they want.
Chair of Belfast City Council’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee, Councillor Deirdre Hargey, explained: “We’ve made a commitment in the Belfast Agenda to make sure that everyone in Belfast will have access to education and training to help them access jobs and opportunities.
“So our new Belfast Youth Support Programme will support 14-24 year olds across the city who need a helping hand to overcome barriers to employment.
“It’s all about providing inspiration, motivation and working in partnership with both young people and employers to ensure that we’re offering the right type of support, at the right time, for the opportunities which exist.
“As well as helping our young people meet their full potential, we’re helping Belfast employers to access the skills they need to run a successful business – so it’s very much a win-win.”
In addition to educational and training support, the Belfast Youth Support Programme will link young people into the support they need, including careers advice and encouragement and assistance from peers and mentors.
n For further information and to apply go to www.belfastcity.gov.uk/youth-initiatives